Racing last night was great fun. We are really lucky to be able to race at such a beautiful location. This is very rare for our sport. Usually we are at the back of quiet industrial areas or hundreds of kms away on rough country roads.
The Newington Armoury is a 1.2km spectator friendly circuit. The races go for about 30 mins and cater for all levels of ability. New riders can enter D grade, then watch some of Sydney’s best riders in A grade afterwards. Last night’s A grade featured a national champions, and two state champions, and a Professional who races for a large team in the UK.
A big thank you must go to the Sydney Olympic Park Authority for permission to use the venue, and the volunteers from Lidcombe Auburn Cycling Club (Nash Kent from ParkBikes).
Thank you Nash for sharing your experience – we’re glad you had a great time!
We have been trialling cycle races in the heritage-listed Newington Armory, running a number of events last year on Sunday mornings and now trialling the Thursday twilight racing.
Working closely with Lidcombe Auburn Cycle Club, we now offer more cycling opportunities for the community to enjoy at the Park at the same time as opening up one of the oldest parts of our parklands.